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A Fuller Life than I could Dream

I am not living my dream. No, my dream consisted of being a homemaker and mom with well-behaved kids who started “preschool” at home by a year old. My dream kids knew their numbers, colors, and alphabet by the time they were two. In my dream life, my house was clean, I read my Bible daily, I showered and put on makeup each morning, and I made tasty snacks for playdates with the many friends I had. In my dream life, I was wearing clean clothes and my hair was curled when I greeted my husband at the door with a kiss each day. My husband and I rarely fought, because communication was our strong point and deep conversation was our favorite way to spend time together...

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Social Media Addiction: When God Commands You to Fast and Rest

Hi, I’m Sydney, and I have a social media addiction. This addiction has subtly worsened my struggle with pride, it’s robbed me of precious family-time, and it’s caused emotional trauma that I wasn’t even aware of while it was happening. It’s an addiction that I believe many have but often goes unrecognized as such, and as a result, I think Satan easily uses it as a sneaky tool to manipulate, distract, and poison.

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Here I Am

Way back when I was in grade school I loved to write. Every day I would sit down with my notebook and write stories, thoughts, and poems. When I was in high school, my mom said I should be a writer, and I laughed it off. People don’t just write and share it with people. Do they? I had no concept of how people shared their writings with the world, and I didn’t really care, because I wrote only for myself. I tossed around the idea of starting a blog at the end of my high school years, but fear kept me from it....

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Nothing Changes, if Nothing Changes

Somewhere, somehow, I got lost. I don’t know if I lost my ambition, lost my desire, or just plain lost myself. I went from having an ambitious, “I-can-do-anything” mindset all of my life to an anxiety-ridden “scared-to-try-anything” attitude. The pressures that once propelled me forward now cripple me. And I’m on a mission to get my confidence back. I’m mustering up every last ounce of determination left in my heart to move forward and believe once again that I can move mountains...

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